Vessel

January 14, 2024 | 11:30 AM

January 14-20, 2024

Jump into the life of the church—these groups/events are open to join.

Vessel Potluck & Play, 1–2:30 PM
High School EPIC Nights, 5–7:30 PM

Mondays
Wisdom & Wellness, 10 AM
Prayer Gathering, 12–12:30 PM
HS Girls Bible Study, 7–9 PM (offsite)
Men’s Pickup Basketball, 8:15 PM

Tuesdays
Men’s Bible Study, 7 AM (via ZOOM)
Yoga, 9 AM (Chair) & 2:30 PM (reg.)
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–12 PM
PEP (Prayer/Exercise/Praise), 10:15 AM
Pickleball, 6–8:30 PM
Celebrate Recovery, 7 PM (dinner at 6)
Women’s Bible Study, 7 PM
Prodigal College Nights, 7:30 PM

Worship Set

  • Glorious Day by Passion
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
  • Jesus We Love You by Bethel Music
  • Great Are You Lord by All Sons & Daughters

Wednesdays
Prayer Gathering, 7–8 AM
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–12 PM
Yoga, 10:30 AM
Pickup Football, 3–4:30 PM
College Prayer Group, 6–7:30 PM (offsite)
Kids Wed. Nights, 6–8 PM
Middle School EPIC Nights, 6–8 PM
When Helping Hurts Class, 6:30–8 PM
GriefShare, 6:30–8 PM
Membership Class, 6:30–8 PM

Thursdays
Men’s Bible Study, 6:30–7:30 AM
Men’s Small Group, 6:45–7:45 AM
Choir Rehearsal, 5 PM
HS Guys Bible Study, 5:30–7:45 PM
Co-Ed Adult Study, 6–8 PM
Pickleball, 6–8:30 PM

Fridays
Men’s Bible Study, 7 AM
Friday Moms, 9:15-11:30 AM
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–11:30 AM

UPCOMING EVENTS

When Helping Hurts Class
Beginning Jan 17, join this 4-week group study to increase your understanding of the true nature of poverty according to the gospel, which includes—but goes deeper than—material or financial poverty. Learn how to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by knowing, dignifying, empowering, and loving the poor in a way that helps, not hurts. Sign up online.

GriefShare Group 
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This GriefShare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Consider joining this group as you grieve, starts Jan 17 from 6:30–8 PM for 13 weeks. Sign Up.

Membership at UC
What does it look like to be the church? Is there a difference in being plugged-in and joining the church? Explore more at our four-week overview of the church (Wednesdays, 6:30–8 PM; starting Jan 17); officially join the UC Family. 

Study of Colossians
Study the book of Colossians with Pastor Jamie and Pastor Chris (4 weeks) starting Jan 17, 6:30–8:30 PM. Sign up online.

Save the Date! Ordination Party
Celebrate the ordination candidates— Holly Fohr, Taylor Fohr, Maria Gradl, Scott Harmon, and Kris Holguin—on January 21 at 3 PM in the Worship Center!

Narrative Series (Emmaus Ministries)
Whether a lifelong learner or a new student of the Word, this series tells the story of the Bible. The 7-week course (Mondays from 6:30–8:30 PM; starting Jan 22) provides an overview for understanding the New Testament; accessible to all types of learners. No experience or outside assignments required. Cost: $100; sign up online. 

UPDATES

Community Pantry
Drop off non-perishable food items during the week (M-F, 8:30 AM–3 PM) or during Sunday gatherings; supports Faith UMC Food Bank.Needed items: canned raviolis/spaghettios, tuna or canned chicken, canned soup, canned beans, rice, ramen noodles, peanut butter, cereal and pasta.

UC Early Learning Center
Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens Jan 16 for currently enrolled families, and Jan 23 for new families. More info at ucelc.net.

Weekly Prayer Gatherings 
Join others in prayer … for revival in the church, the community and the world. In the Chapel every Sunday 10:15–11 AM, Monday 12–12:30 PM, Wednesday 7–8 AM and Friday 10:30–11:30 AM.

Kids Wednesday Nights
A fun, high-energy ministry (meets on Wednesdays, 6–8 PM) that encourages kids (6wks–5th grade) to know Jesus and grow in a relationship with him through Bible stories, life application, and recreation! Returns Jan 17.

Bible Studies
UC offers many Women’s & Men’s Bible studies that meet weekly (M–F). You can find some in the “This Week” section of the bulletin, and a full list online.

Job Opportunities
Join the facilities team; must be 18+, hours vary. More info online; contact: LarryByington@universitycarillon.net.
Sunday Shift (6 hrs)
Saturday Shift (4 hrs)
Evening Shifts (4-5 hrs/week)

RESOURCES

SOAP Scripture Readings
Want to spend more time in the word everyday? Pastor Jamie’s SOAP devotional (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) will help you prepare for the new year ahead. Get daily scriptures in your mailbox that include steps of unpacking, applying and praying through the Word. Sign up at universitycarillon.net/SOAP

SOAP Archives: https://tinyurl.com/SOAParchives

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Sermon

Authentic Community — Pastor Taylor Fohr

Worship Set

• The Father’s House by Cory Asbury
• My Testimony by Elevation Worship
• Come As You Are by Passion
• Build My Life by Passion

Scripture

• Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

• Acts 2:42-47
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

• Philippians 2:1-8
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

• Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.